Missing in America

In the middle of the night, Minnesota 24-year-old vanishes

Officials are asking for the public's assistance in finding Abbey Russell, 24, who was last seen on April 25th at her home in Stillwater, Minnesota.

Investigators told Pioneer Press the 24-year-old, originally from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, went out with friends Friday night and returned home around 8:00pm. Sergeant Jeff Stender of the Stillwater Police Department said Russell's friends texted her asking her to come out later that evening, but she told them she was headed for bed because she had to work a double shift the next morning beginning at 9:00.

Several hours later, Russell's roommate told police she woke up to Russell's phone ringing and her roommate gone.

"It's very, very strange, and we're very worried," Ken Russell, Abbey's father, told Pioneer Press. "We are very concerned. We're hoping to hear from her very soon. We're going to continue to look and continue to search and ask for everybody's prayers."

Extensive ground and aerial searches have been conducted since Russell was reported missing that Saturday morning, according to a press release. Officials were planning to use sonar to search the St. Croix River Monday afternoon. However, police have said they do not suspect foul play at this time.

Abbey is described as 5'7" tall, weighing 150 lbs., with brown hair and green eyes. If you have any information that can help, please call the Stillwater Police Department at (651) 351-4900.